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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Macquarie Island



Earthquake location -53.6958S, 140.8626WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported West of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 20:23:12 / April 12, 2016 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:23:12 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005hla. Unique identifier: us20005hla. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.68 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 140.8626° East, latitude -53.6958° South, depth = 27.68 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: West of Macquarie Island.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 140.8626° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -53.6958° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place West of Macquarie Island Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 20:23:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 21:46:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 11.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005hla Id of event.
Event Code 20005hla An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hla, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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